OLD BOOKS ARE NOT A GRAVEYARD

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
give them a chance

Submitted: May 09, 2013

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some people think that books of yore
are just as dead as latin
they say they're lacking nourishment
and minds, they'll never fatten

old books are not a graveyard
and their words are not a tomb
old books are like a garden
and in each new mind, they'll bloom

the authors who have left this world
for some unknown existence
still speak to us as if alive
in wonderful persistence
 
a mind, once great, shall never die
as long as books are read
the hungry readers take their fill
until their need is fed
 
so do not be afraid of books
if ancient is their story
just let the light within them shine
and soak up all their glory
 
old books are not a graveyard
and their words are not a tomb
please treat them as an ageless soul
emerging from the womb

 


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